Bandshell Concert Series

Berks Arts has partnered with the City of Reading and Berks County to host free community concerts each summer at the City Park Bandshell. In 2021, we will celebrate 30 years of the Bandshell Concert Series with a diverse lineup of national and international artists which present unique musical styles to enjoy and explore music from around the world.

Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and, of course, their dancing shoes to City Park to experience great music in a natural setting.

30th Anniversary Bandshell Concerts will be celebrated in 2021

Berks Arts places a high priority on the health and safety of our community, fans, artists, guests, volunteers, and vendors. In light of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent outdoor event restrictions, Berks Arts had re-scheduled the 30th Anniversary Bandshell Concert Series from July to September of this year. The organization attempted various efforts to mitigate this cancellation, but the health and safety of the community, the artists, vendors, and patrons are at our highest priority.

In support of the City of Reading and County of Berks Stop the Spread efforts, the Bandshell Concert Series will return in 2021 and we invite the community to help celebrate our 30th Anniversary.

Save the dates for Friday July 9, 16, 23 and 30. Words cannot express our thanks and deepest gratitude to our community for their continued support of the arts during this time.

2021 Featured Artists

Cocomama, World Latin Music. From New York City. Performance is part of the Berks County Celebration of Women in the Arts.

The Commonheart, Soul, Rock, Blues. From Pittsburgh PA.

Timmy Brown Band, Country Music. From Boston MA.

The Albert Castiglia Band, Blues Music. From South Florida.

Any weather-related schedule changes are posted on Facebook and announced on local radio stations. Alcohol and smoking are not permitted in City Park. Dogs must be on a leash.

Food Vendors are available on site.

Berks Arts extends a special thanks to the 2019-2020 Bandshell Concert Series sponsors: County of Berks, City of Reading, Reading Eagle , Inperium Management Services, First Energy Foundation, Lisa Tiger – Century 21 Gold Fine Home & Estates, Visions Federal Credit Union and Berks County Living.

Bandshell is supported through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.